Bumble Bee Live ColonyPurchase Online
All online orders are for delivery throughout New Zealand only, prices may vary between the online store and physical store locations.
Plants ordered on Thursday and Friday will be dispatched on the Monday following to avoid dehydration over the weekend. Price per item: $149.00This item is in stockQuantity: Add To Cart
Healthy bumble bees are perfect for garden, fruit, vegetable and flower pollination. Mild-mannered large earth bumble bees are raised for gardeners and commercial growers providing all year round outdoor pollination and greenhouse use.
Our suppliers can produce and provide hives any week of the year, which is especially important for the glasshouse grower, and means the gardener gets great quality fruits and vegetables all year round! If conditions are right they may pollinate for 8 weeks or more. Bumble bees are an efficient pollinator that gathers pollen from nearby plants, but can forage for kilometres if needed. As the queen nears the end of her life, she produces multiple queens, 20 to 30 on average who set up their own hives elsewhere. Not only do you get great pollination, your community wins with additional pollinators as they spread each season.
Since the cardboard hive that the colony is delivered in is not weatherproof, we suggest you purchase a Bumble Abode, perfectly sized to accommodate the specially designed cardboard hive.
Quantity: 80 approx worker bees and one queen
Please note: Oderings Garden Centres do not stock or transport live bees. Instead you are purchasing a special code which can be redeemed through BeeGAP, who will then organise delivery of the bees.
Shipped in specially designed box to ensure healthy bees.
Delivery cannot be to P.O boxes.